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By Dave Mihalovic – Re-Blogged From PreventDisease.com
A summary review of data on neurological adverse events and the historical role of vaccination in the natural course of infectious disease in Switzerland and Germany, supports data from other regions with evidence that vaccines had no impact on disease prevention efforts from the early-mid to late 20th century. The data contradicts widespread misinformation campaigns by mainstream medicine which claim that vaccination led to immunization and a subsequent decline in infectious disease. The review supports other data around the world and mounting evidence that vaccine effectiveness is unproven, unjustified and lacking evidence-based medicine. The report was authored by the Department of Pediatric Rehabilitation of the Medical University of Bialystok, Poland and published in Progress in Health Sciences a division of The International Journal of Health Sciences.
There is now mass awareness on the dangers of vaccination and only education into the statistical reality of historical immunization efforts and their failure over the last century can validate the growing controversy regarding vaccine effectiveness.
A brilliant report in 1977 by McKinlay JB and McKinlay SM questioned “the contribution of medical measures to the decline of mortality in the United States in the twentieth century” Mem Fund Q Health Soc. 1977 Summer; 55(3): 405-28.
Two centuries of UK, USA and Australian official death statistics have shown conclusively and scientifically that modern medicine is not responsible for and played little part in substantially improved life expectancy and survival from disease in western economies.
Historically, vaccines have not been viewed as inherently toxic by the regulatory agencies. The resulting lack of evidence of causality between vaccinations and serious adverse outcomes has thus been filled with an assumption that vaccines are safe.
Based on statistics from the Federal Statistics Office in Wiesbaden, Buchwald published a paper containing long-term observations of morbidity and mortality from infectious diseases. The following charts present the collected data indicating the year of introduction of the vaccines.
Tuberculosis mortality in the Federal Republic of Germany (FRG) in the years 1956-1988.
Shaded area — the number of BCG vaccinations performed. Note the decline from 1956 to 1970 without any vaccination schedule. (Source: Deggeller L.:Concerning Childhood Vaccinations Today. Journal of Anthrop Med, 1992, 9, 2,1-14)
Number of active tuberculosis cases in the years 1949-1987.
Shaded area — the number of BCG vaccinations performed. Note the decline from 1949 to 1970 without any vaccination schedule.
(Source: Deggeller L. Concerning Childhood Vaccinations Today. Journal of Anthrop Med, 1992, 9, 2, 1-14)
Pertussis mortality. The arrows mark the year of introduction of the pertussis and DTP vaccines. Shaded area – the number of vaccinations performed. Note the declines already in place before either the pertussis or DPT vaccine schedules were introduced. (Source: Deggeller L. Concerning Childhood Vaccinations Today. Journal of Anthrop Med, 1992, 9, 2,1-14; with permission: Phycicians’ Association for Anthroposophical Medicine)
Pertussis mortality in Switzerland in the years 1910-1980.
Shaded area — introduction of vaccination. The greatest decline occurred prior to the introduction of general vaccination of infants. (Source: Deggeller L. Concerning childhood vaccinations today. Journal of Anthrop Med, 1992, 9, 2,1-14)
Shaded area — the number of vaccinations performed. Note decline before widespread vaccination. (Source: Deggeller L.:Concerning Childhood Vaccinations Today. Journal of Anthrop Med, 1992, 9, 2,1-14.
It is interesting that in recent decades a decrease of infectious diseases was generally reported, which took place before the introduction of inoculations against these diseases.
According to a 2002 report from Lancet Infectious Diseases–the weight of evidence collectively suggests that personal and environmental hygiene reduces the spread of infection and–Thus results from this review demonstrate that there is a continued, measurable, positive effect of personal and community hygiene on infectious. The same report showed that the crude death rate from infectious diseases decreased to nearly negligible levels long before introduction of universal vaccination practices.
The success of cities in England were remarkable in reducing smallpox mortality substantially compared to other countries by abandoning vaccination between 1882 and 1908.
In the graphs notice the large numbers of deaths caused by the smallpox vaccine itself. By 1901 in the UK, more people died from the smallpox vaccination than from smallpox itself. The severity of the disease dimished with improved living standards and was not vanquished by vaccination, as the medical “consensus” view tells us. Any vaccine which takes 100 years to “work” is not. On any scientific analysis of the history and data, crediting smallpox vaccine for the decline in smallpox appears misplaced.
When during 1880-1908 the City of Leicester in England stopped vaccination compared to the rest of the UK and elsewhere, its survival rates soared and smallpox death rates plummetted [see table below]. Leicester’s approach also cost far less.
When during 1880-1908 the City of Leicester in England stopped vaccination compared to the rest of the UK and elsewhere, its survival rates soared and smallpox death rates plummetted
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UK Smallpox Mortality Rates Compared to Scarlet Fever 1838 to 1890 — Published: Roman Bystrianyk
Small-Pox Epidemics, Cost, and Fatality Rates Compared
|Vaccinal Condition||Small-Pox Cases||Small-Pox Deaths||Fatality-rate Per Cent||Cost of Epidemic|
|London 1900-02||Well Vaccinated||9,659||1,594||16.50||492,000|
|Glasgow 1900-02||Well Vaccinated||3,417||377||11.03||150,000|
|Sheffield 1887-88||Well Vaccinated||7,066||688||9.73||32,257|
|Leicester 1892-94||Practically Unvaccinated||393||21||5.34||2,888|
|Leicester 1902-04||Practically Unvaccinated||731||30||4.10||1,602|
Currently, the developed countries introduce increasingly complex vaccination schedules. Children are expected to receive 49 doses of 14 vaccines before the age of six.
Doctors and researchers point to the worsening state of health of the child population since the 1960s, which coincided with increasingly introduced vaccinations. Allergic diseases, inclu-ding asthma, autoimmune diseases, diabetes and many neurological dysfunctions – difficulty in learning, ADD (attention deficit disorder), ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder), seizures, and autism – are chronic conditions, to which attention has been brought.